This is one of those songs where I pushed record and just started playing some chords. Not quite sure how things would unfold or what I would say next. Usually I write something and then it becomes all stiff as im trying to write the verses and chorus, everything becomes so 1 dimensional and linear but when I can just play and sing with no agenda....Well these are the songs I like the best. Totally raw just capturing the moments and letting the words spill from my mouth. You can hear the uncertainty. im not quite sure which chord I will play next and the pauses and breaks and the fade in and out as im not quite sure what im saying.
I wrote this song for my wife. Im lucky to have found such an amazing person to share my life. The undertone of the song was a need for an emotional release after hearing that my step Dad lost his Brother and Sister to a drunk driver last week.
Please dont drink and drive.
"Take what you like"
A precipitous pugnacious pessimist probing optimism..WHAT?? I was thinking of a bunch of different things when I wrote this tune. It started out with me throwing a pity party, then the chorus turned positive as I was thinking of my nephews and what I would like to say to them. And then blah blah blah blah blah. Couldnt seem to keep it to one subject. I need someone to fill in the last 2 chorus parts with some smoking harmonica. If youre interested let me know.
"Watching the rain wash away the moonlight from my window" Instrumental
I should be sleeping, but it just isn't going to happen. Speckles the real artist in the family is down in her studio painting. And yes the rain is falling again. This little instrumental song was written and recorded at the same time. I was just playing my guitar and recording it to my computer. I was trying to play with the rain as the rhythm.
"Take My Hand" A little more of a grooving tune. Sloppy as hell and the recording quality, well lets just say that quality and recording shouldnt be used in the same sentence. OHH WELL. I think its a fun song.
"Whispering" Dont have much to say about this song.
"Love of my Life" On my way to pick up my wife from work I witnessed a head on car collission. There was 1 person in either car and they both died, one man who I saw slumped over his steering wheel and a woman in the other car who I never saw. It really is not often that you witness someone die. So I was inspired to write this song. It is what I would have wanted to say had I been the man hunched over in his car. To my beautiful wife. The love of my life.
I wrote this song after being approached by some guy that said he was interested in promoting me and my music. Up to this point I had only written one other song, The road home. As you can tell by the tone of this one I was pretty excited. I wrote it while thinking of a little bar I like to play open mic at. The last time I played there I was asked how much longer my set was going to last. Obviously they dont think as highly of my songs as I do. :D OH WELL Drunk bastard.
"The Road Home"
This is really the first country / folk song I wrote. I had just spent a week with my Mom and Brother who are both big country music fans. I was kind of poking fun saying anyone could write about their girl leaving and dog dying and all that stuff. So they threw down the challenge and on my 14 hour drive home I thought up the basic idea for this song. I got home and put it into action that same day.
I record all of my stuff directly to my computer using a $2.00 microphone. I know the quality isnt great. Neither is my voice. But I enjoy writting so thats that. Thanks for taking the time to listen. Eugene.
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